Marrakech is a city surrounded by mountains, which means when the heat comes, it is trapped within the city. Summers in Marrakech can be hard, as sometimes it reaches above 45ºC (113ºF), so finding good spots to relax and enjoy a pool is vital. Here are six incredible pools to go swimming in in Marrakech.
The Movenpick Hotel in Marrakesh is an amazing spot for a relaxed afternoon at the pool. Located only a couple of minutes from the buzzing medina, the Movenpick offers six sumptuous restaurants, an incredible Spa by Ô de Rose, three large swimming pools, and a spacious kid’s club. The pool day pass includes a long chair, towel, and a starter and main course lunch by the vibrant pool at only 370 MAD (35€). It’s the best way to spend a typical hot day in the red city!
The Fairmont Royal Palm in Marrakesh is a majestic resort located around 20 minutes outside of Marrakesh. Its 231-hectare natural landscape filled with orange and olive trees has spectacular views of the Atlas Mountains, an 18-hole golf course, an incredible massive spa, a fun kid’s club, fine dining restaurants, and much more. Their 2,000-square-meter swimming pool is the largest in the city, and even has palm trees—in the pool. You can enjoy these splendid services with a day pass that includes a three-course lunch at l’Olivier, the Mediterranean restaurant right by the pool, at 800 MAD, or a simple Summer Day Pass, which includes a two-course meal and access to the swimming pool at only 550 MAD.
This is a country club, a place where people go for the day to enjoy the sun, the pool, and a fulfilling lunch. As soon as you step into Beldi Country Club, you can feel the Moroccan/French atmosphere, with pink flowers everywhere, plants, and beautiful scenery. Beldi has three pools that can be used by the public—one of them is for children—and one for the visitors staying at their hotel. The club offers an amazing restaurant located right by the pool, called El Badia, where you can enjoy your lunch in the sun. Prices start at around 500 MAD (41€).
This is the perfect location if you want to stay within the center of Marrakesh and five minutes from the souks. The Radisson Blu Hotel is a chain of hotels throughout the world, but the one in Marrakesh is particularly special. Apart from the great location, it also has a relaxing spa, a fitness center, a spacious patio, and much more. The pool is large and refreshing in the warm months, when you can enjoy a dip in the pool and the sun in the comfy long chair. The price for a pool day is 250 MAD (22€).
Selman Marrakesh is located on the outside of the red city, but is known for its beautiful Moroccan scenery and the most amazing stud farm in Marrakesh. It also offers exclusive spacious hotel rooms, fine dining, a spa, kid’s club, and more. The swimming pool is an outdoor 80-meter-long pool—the longest in Marrakesh—with comfy long chairs, an impressive view, and olive and palm trees. The day pass includes enjoying the swimming pool and a delicious lunch, including dessert, at 690 MAD (60€).
This exquisite palace is located on the North East of Marrakesh, and is one of the most special spots in the city. Here, you can discover their relaxing spa and wellness center, cooking classes, kid’s club, and their weekly delicious Sunday brunch. The swimming pool is large and surrounded by small sitting areas with curtains, which adds a little bit more magic. At 600 MAD (55€), you can enjoy the blue pool and a selection of beverages, or alternatively, a two-course lunch on their beautiful terrace.